Whether you’re in the market for a new local hangout or simply bar hopping, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to the best bars in West London. Cheers!
Words Paola Peralta
Fun bars in west London
Known for its bright green bar, neighbourly atmosphere and great menu, this local favourite sits just a short stroll away from Ladbroke Grove station. Spread over two floors, downstairs you’ll find a classic, relaxed pub complete with a wood fire and their signature Truman’s Raw fresh beer. Upstairs is the designated spirit station and cocktail cupboard. Don’t leave without grabbing a bite to eat from the superb seasonal British menu.
THE PORTOBELLO STAR
Sip on house-infused spirits, exotic cocktails and premium beers while hanging out by one of the busiest market streets in West London. The cosmopolitan and stylish Portobello Star is a historic landmark of the area, rumoured to have hosted the likes of royalty.
Nestled between Oxford Street and Bond Street, the Mayfair location of Balls Brothers makes for the ideal post-shopping wind-down spot. With its outstanding wine list and brilliant British menu, dining here is a treat. On weekends, enjoy the bottomless brunch or for those looking for a classier option, try their twist on the traditional afternoon tea.
THE COAT AND BADGE
Whether you’re after the perfect burger, somewhere to watch Sky sport or just a lively new pub, The Coat and Badge is the place to be. For years it’s been a Putney local favourite, and its fan base continues to grow. With its cosy inside and delightfully fresh outdoor garden, it’s sure to turn anyone into a regular.
LOST & CO
From live music to coffees, lunches, dinner, drinks and everything in between, Lost & Co. in Putney is the right choice for every occasion. If it’s cocktails you want, enjoy a variety of spirit infusions, big bold flavours, classics and some weird and wonderful concoctions too. For any beer connoisseurs out there, the fridges are stocked with a selection from all over the world, from the big boys to the smallest brewers.
This stylish street-front bar has comfortable, low-slung lounge seating and an outside terrace perfect for summer hang-outs. With two locations to choose from, Chelsea and South Kensington, the renowned cocktail menu can be accompanied by snacks ideal for sharing with friends, and on weekends the party goes on until 3:00 am.
THE SINDERCOMBE SPECIAL
The Sindercombe Social is a great all-rounder with a rotating selection of seasonal craft, a superb range of top draw wines, spirits for all occasions, delicious food and live music. It proves to be a triple threat, perfecting for dining, dancing and drinking.